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Forum: M Series 02-13-2005, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,980
Posted By ALEX325i
Damn right.

Damn right.
Forum: M Series 02-13-2005, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,993
Posted By ALEX325i
Link is broken... :cry:

Link is broken... :cry:
Forum: General BMW 02-12-2005, 09:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,935
Posted By ALEX325i
Damn! Why FWD?!? What for?!? :dunno: :yikes: ...

Damn! Why FWD?!? What for?!? :dunno: :yikes:

Edit: Ok, never mind. I'd never seen anyone use "FWD" that way before... :rofl:
Forum: General BMW 02-12-2005, 09:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,935
Posted By ALEX325i
You can do all that and the laws of physics would...

You can do all that and the laws of physics would still apply... I can't think of one "nose heavy" car that doesn't understeer... Audi and others try to offset that with AWD, but...
Forum: General BMW 02-12-2005, 09:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,935
Posted By ALEX325i
Phil, that's the way it used to be... Don't you...

Phil, that's the way it used to be... Don't you think power delivery is linear in the Passat? I used to think it was pretty linear on my former A4.

I agree though. More moving parts = higher...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 01-09-2005, 02:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By ALEX325i
But suspension tuning means one thing:...

But suspension tuning means one thing: performance through weight (re)distribution... ;) Stock Evos understeer.
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 01-09-2005, 01:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By ALEX325i
Andy, just go lurk over some Audi forum and...

Andy, just go lurk over some Audi forum and you'll see what I'm talking about... Since the M3 outperforms the S4, S4 owners usually like to compare their cars to the 330 just so they come out on...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 01-09-2005, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By ALEX325i
Exactly! I was reading the December issue of...

Exactly!

I was reading the December issue of CAR Mag and they say Audi is working hard on a new platform that will debut beneath the A5 Coupe (production version of the Nuvolari concept). ...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 01-09-2005, 11:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By ALEX325i
Looking at numbers, the RS4's real competitor is...

Looking at numbers, the RS4's real competitor is the CSL...

Also, torque and displacement become far less relevant at high speeds. Power is what keeps the S4 pulling ahead... ;)
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 01-09-2005, 11:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By ALEX325i
Well, Europeans usually compare the S4 to the 330...

Well, Europeans usually compare the S4 to the 330 as well. S4 owners say the S4 is the top of the line A4, which should then be compared to the top of the line 3-series - 330. According to their...
Forum: M Series 01-08-2005, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By ALEX325i
Hmmm... I believe that's not quite accurate...

Hmmm... I believe that's not quite accurate either... As far as I know the maximum torque split is 50/50. A friend of mine, who owns a TT "Quattro", once said that there is an aftermarket device...
Forum: M Series 12-31-2004, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By ALEX325i
Oops... Sorry Riuster, I thought you were in the...

Oops... Sorry Riuster, I thought you were in the City...

Hassel and Competition are all on Long Island...
Forum: M Series 12-30-2004, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By ALEX325i
Riuster, Since you're taking days (or half...

Riuster,

Since you're taking days (or half days) off, you may want to give Hassel BMW or Competition BMW a shot. I've had nothing but good experiences with them. Especially Competition BMW.
...
Forum: M Series 12-29-2004, 09:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,700
Posted By ALEX325i
R-compound tires usually help shaving ~5s off a...

R-compound tires usually help shaving ~5s off a lap time (i.e. same car, same driver, same conditions, etc).
Forum: M Series 12-29-2004, 07:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,700
Posted By ALEX325i
Damn right. N'ring lap times are proof of that....

Damn right. N'ring lap times are proof of that. :thumbup:
Forum: M Series 12-29-2004, 07:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,700
Posted By ALEX325i
BTW, did you guys hear any rumors about the E60...

BTW, did you guys hear any rumors about the E60 M5 (US only) getting a true manual tranny?
Forum: M Series 12-29-2004, 06:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,700
Posted By ALEX325i
Right on! They'll also save a bunch of money on...

Right on! They'll also save a bunch of money on development. To me, that's the main reason why they only offer SMG on the E60 M5...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 11-06-2004, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By ALEX325i
A small turbocharger (i.e. virtually no lag)...

A small turbocharger (i.e. virtually no lag) boosting around 0.4bar should be enough to get the new I6 3.0 there...

One thing I learned about BMW engines is that they respond very well to...
Forum: M Series 10-31-2004, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By ALEX325i
JST, But you did do it, didn't you? :dunno:...

JST,

But you did do it, didn't you? :dunno:

As far as the torque converter goes, how can it be better than a sequential box?!?

Don't get me wrong, given the choice, I'd always go for manual...
Forum: General BMW 10-31-2004, 04:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,756
Posted By ALEX325i
That's BS to me... Does the A3 diminishes the...

That's BS to me... Does the A3 diminishes the brand in the eyes of A8 buyers?!? :dunno:
Forum: General BMW 10-31-2004, 03:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,805
Posted By ALEX325i
E90 all the way... Especially after we factor in...

E90 all the way... Especially after we factor in driving dynamics...
Forum: European Delivery 09-26-2004, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,272
Posted By ALEX325i
I too lived with a B5 A4 for a long, long time......

I too lived with a B5 A4 for a long, long time...

It was a good car overall, but it was no E46...

Mine too had SP, Quattro, etc, and handling didn't come close to that you experience in a...
Forum: M Series 09-21-2004, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,543
Posted By ALEX325i
E60 M5 x Quattroporte x E55

Enjoy! Hope it's not a repost (there's also a link to video at the bottom)...

http://members.roadfly.org/mosal01/COMPAROPG1.jpg

http://members.roadfly.org/mosal01/COMPAROPG2.jpg
...
Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 09-04-2004, 09:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,328
Posted By ALEX325i
I agree. Well, kind of. I'm still a firm...

I agree. Well, kind of. I'm still a firm believer that you get what you pay for... However, pretty much every manufacturer is in motorsports these days and the lessons they learn on the tracks are...
Forum: General BMW 08-08-2004, 06:18 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 23,725
Posted By ALEX325i
Well, as you all can imagine... I like it! :D ...

Well, as you all can imagine... I like it! :D In my opinion it's better where it should be: better engine, same weight, more spacious, same 50/50 weight distribution, etc, etc, etc.

Too bad a...
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